General availability of Storage Service Encryption and "Secure transfer required"

*Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Storage Service Encryption for Azure Files Storage, as well as the “Secure transfer required” feature now being supported in the Azure Government Storage account. Storage Service Encryption for Azure File Storage Azure File Storage is a fully managed service providing distributed and cross platform storage….


Using R to generate API Client from Swagger

Microsoft R Server’s operationalization feature enables data scientists to deploy and consume web services to operationalize their R analytics. The publishService() function in mrsdeploy package can be used to publish an R code block as a new web service. After it has been deployed, the web service can be: Consumed directly in R by another…


Azure Cyber Analytics Program for Power and Utilities Partners

Microsoft is deeply aware of the importance of cybersecurity for companies supporting the electric grid and is committed to helping partners and customers secure their nations’ most critical of critical infrastructure. In furtherance of this commitment, we are announcing a cyber program: “Microsoft Azure Certified Elite Partner Program for Cyber Analytics in Power and Utilities”. Microsoft…


Office 365 Dev: Connecting Microsoft Graph with Visual Studio 2017

If you have connected Microsoft Graph with previous Visual Studio to build application, then you can do the same steps with latest Visual Studio 2017 preview as well. Using Visual Studio, you can now easily configure your projects to access data across Office 365 and Azure Active Directory through the Microsoft Graph. – First you…


Largest FREE Microsoft eBook Giveaway! I’m Giving Away MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again, including: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL Server and more!

  It’s that time of year again, and today I am kicking off my annual FREE MICROSOFT EBOOK GIVEAWAY extravaganza! And this time, I’m posting MORE FREE EBOOKS in this post than I ever have in any of my previous giveaways! Based on this, you will notice something different about this year’s post… In previous…

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New Operations Management Suite Solutions Available

Since Operations Management Suite (OMS) GA’d in Azure Government in October 2016, we’ve added features and solutions that continue to improve your experience. Key capabilities added since GA include NEW: O365 Analytics Solution (support for Office 365 for Government) NEW: Service Fabric Solution NEW: SCOM Assessment Solution NEW: Capacity and Performance Management Solution NEW: DNS…


The End of an Era

Here we are, just a couple weeks from my favorite week of the year, our annual Microsoft partner conference, now known as Inspire. Over the course of my career at Microsoft, I have had the extreme pleasure to work with so many amazing Partners, both individuals at these partners and the organizations themselves. A couple…

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Criminal Justice Information Services – What’s new in v5.6 and being considered for v5.7

Microsoft helping agencies prepare for regulatory revisions As part of Microsoft’s commitment to meet the applicable requirements of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Policy, it is critical to prepare in advance for future requirements as well. With law enforcement deploying innovative solutions for camera technology, biometrics, jail/court/offender management, investigation and evidence solutions with…


Cloud Identity Overview - Part 3 (Synchronisation)

Part 3 – Synchronisation As you will have read I have mentioned the reliance on an appliance named “AADConnect” for synchronisation of users, groups and contacts to Azure AD. So what is this synchronisation and why do we need it?. In a nutshell synchronisation is required for the following reasons. Provide on-premises integration – enables…


Cloud Identity Overview - Part 2 (Authorisation)

Part 2 – Authorisation Authentication is the process to validate that an individual is who they say they are. Authorisation extends this to determine what are they allowed to access given what we know about the user at that point. As we move into an era of working anywhere, on any device at any time,…